Combat movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant combat movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, exciting, realistic, tense, suspense and rough films and TV shows about / with combat, violence, heroes, death, gun, battles, tough guy, blood, fight and gunfight plots mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Hong Kong and other countries.
combat movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as combat: Band of Brothers (2001), Platoon (1986), Hamburger Hill (1987), The Hunted (2003), Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018), '71 (2014), 1911 (2011), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Gladiator (2000), Full Metal Jacket (1987).

List of combat movies

Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
TV show
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, military life, military, battles, sniper, world war two, patriotism, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, combat ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, netherlands, belgium ...
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Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, jungle warfare, military life, war crime, jungle, squad, combat, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, year 1967, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
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Hamburger Hill (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, combat, anti war, violence spree, violence, insanity, jungle, lieutenant, massacre, gunfight, war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia
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The Hunted (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. Former Special Operations instructor, L.T. Bonham is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student, who has 'gone rogue' ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, chase, murder, haunted by the past, violence, maniac, fbi, combat, ex soldier, dark past, swat team, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, portland oregon, yugoslavia ...
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tragic ending, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: maze, desert, pandemic, cure, vaccine, battles, scientist, murder, teenage hero, battle, terminal illness, imprisonment ...
Time: future
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'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, terrorism, war, violence, military, riot, explosion, danger, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: ireland, england, belfast, london
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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In a world without government, the surviving Unisols maintain order and choose the strongest of their ranks to rule, testing them in life-or-death combat.
Style: exciting, tense, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cloning, combat, martial arts, danger, one man army, soldier, military, superhuman powers, unstoppable, vengeance, nudity (full frontal - brief), chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
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1911 (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 121 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a ...
Style: exciting, epic, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, revolution, battles, brutality, rebellion, leadership, danger, political unrest, sword, combat, heroes, martial arts ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, propaganda film, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boot camp, military, heroes, marine, platoon, war, relationship vs career, ambition, power relations, combat, redemption, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: caribbean, north carolina, vietnam
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Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, breathtaking, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, gladiator, pride and honor, freedom, courage, slavery, revenge, sword fight, heroes, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, italy, north africa, germany, spain
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Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, vietnam war, soldier, military life, military, boot camp, sergeant, suicide, sniper, cruelty, infantry, basic training ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, harsh, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, revolution, undercover, soldier, torture, war, espionage, political intrigue, combat, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, london, new york, central america, paris france
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Bloodfist (1989)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: To avenge the brutal murder of his brother, Jake Ray journeys to the Philippines, where his search for truth finds him battling both in and out of the ring. But the weapons are always the same: bare fists, bare feet. And the rules never change: last ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, heroes, siblings relations, foot chase, karate, righting the wronged, against the odds, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, fighter pilot, military, navy, behind enemy lines, atrocity, war crime, rescue, escape, gunfight, war, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, balkan ...
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Combat Girls (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only place she feels home is the ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: racism, hate, ideology, refugee, neo nazi, gang, friendship, counterculture, youth, crimes, society, combat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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Jackie Chan Presents: Wushu (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ten years ago, five students joined a martial arts school and learned the disciplines of Wushu and the bonds of friendship. Today, both will be put to the test after they and a former student stumble into a child kidnapping ring
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, coach, showdown, friends, adventure, escapades, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, crimes, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, ...
Style: feel good, exciting, atmospheric, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, happy ending, adventure, family, imaginary, vikings, unlikely friendships, imaginary kingdom, training, warrior, journey ...
Place: scandinavia
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The Dark Knight (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, secret identity, batman, good versus evil, organized crime, double life, rivalry, super villain, psychopath, moral dilemma, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
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Go Princess Go (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Zhang Peng is a playboy who hits his head as he falls into a pool when he's trying to run away from an ex-girlfriend. He wakes up to find that he's traveled a thousand years into the past but that's not even the biggest problem, he ...
Style: captivating, humorous, light, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: time travel, harem, combat, conspiracy, palace intrigue, husband wife relationship, court intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, youth, royal family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ancient china
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Guns Akimbo (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, New Zealand
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An ordinary guy suddenly finds himself forced to fight a gladiator-like battle for a dark website that streams the violence for viewers. Miles must fight heavily armed Nix and also save his kidnapped ex-girlfriend.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: fight, struggle for survival, gang, save the lady, game of death, stranger, combat, love, ex girlfriend, abduction, competition, hand to hand combat ...
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The Old Guard (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Four immortal mercenaries who've secretly protected humanity for centuries become targeted for their mysterious powers just as they discover a new immortal.
Style: suspense, visually appealing, captivating, exciting, twists and turns ...
Plot: immortality, immortal, female soldier, female protagonist, combat, ambush, gay, gay couple, supernatural ability, team, firing squad, rescue mission ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s, 2020s
Place: afghanistan, paris france, london, tower bridge london, sudan ...
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Fangbone! (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: A 9-year-old barbarian warrior from another world enters third grade and learns about the modern world, while trying to save his native land from a vile villain.
Style: visually appealing, atmospheric, witty, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: supernatural power, friend, sorcerer, troll, evil sorcerer, portal, supernatural, combat, alternate dimension, child hero, villain, evil power ...
Place: canada
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Pandora Hearts (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Oz Vessalius, heir to one of the duke houses, has just turned fifteen. His life is rich and carefree, darkened only by the constant absence of his father. At his coming-of-age ceremony, however, everything changes. For no reason that he can discern, ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, humorous, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deal with the devil, save the day, coming of age, escapades, prison, danger, deadly, chaos, imaginary, mysterious character, parallel world, demon ...
Time: victorian era
Place: japan, asia
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Soldiers (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Military veteran and former mercenary, FRENCHY works as a taxi driver, and hiding in Bangkok, picks up a beautiful female passenger who will change his life forever. When he embarks on a journey to save her he has the fight of his life.
Style: suspenseful, intense, romantic, romanticism, tense ...
Plot: military, prison, duel, kung fu, one against many, daughter, tough guy, virgin, martial arts, gunfight, leader, director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand
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Stunt Squad (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fed up with the murderous shenanigans of Valli’s protection racket, police chief Grifi assembles an ace team of stunt trained police officers to tackle the mob!
Plot: judo, runaway, trick, police officer, car, chase, violence, motorcycle, murder, combat, showdown, undercover cop ...
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The Veil (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in a war-torn land where tribal factions live in fear of annihilation, the film tells the story of a deadly warrior leading a destructive war campaign. When he is betrayed by his own and left for dead, he is healed by a mysterious princess and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: warrior, princess, evil, emperor, prophecy, training, moon, battle, metaphysics, battles, heroes, combat ...
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Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Hungry for adventure, Thor secretly embarks on the journey of a lifetime, joined by his loyal brother Loki, whose budding sorcery equips him with just enough magic to conjure up trouble, along with the Warriors Three - a band of boastful travelers ...
Style: stylized, exciting, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: castle, superhero, superhuman powers, giant, heroes, viking, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, danger, supernatural ability, young heroes, master warrior ...
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Red Sky (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Disgraced Top Gun fighter pilot Butch Masters leads a rogue squad in recovery of a WMD. Masters must navigate a fractured friendship, a love triangle, and must take to the skies to reclaim his military and personal honor.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, military, conspiracy, soldier, mission, save the day, danger, rivalry, love triangle, pilot, off the grid, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq, las vegas, pentagon, st. petersburg russia ...
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Amazons and Gladiators (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During the Roman Empire, General Crassius ruled a small province with an Iron fist. Serena, a young girl in a village, watches Crassius kill her parents. Crassius and Serena's destiny would lead them to the Gladiator ring; the Amazons Warrior ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female warrior, roman empire, sword fight, amazon, rivalry, adventure, gladiator, heroes, heroic mission, vengeance, girl power, feminism ...
Time: ancient history
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The 13th Warrior (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In AD 922, Arab courtier, Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North to combat a terror that slaughters Vikings and devours their flesh.
Style: exciting, epic, suspenseful, scenic, rough ...
Plot: vikings, barbarian, mission, battles, adventure, danger, heroic mission, viking, kingdom, heroes, gory, good versus evil ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century, ancient times
Place: scandinavia, iraq
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